For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program

Report
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator Competency Profile and Certification Option
Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace
The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) is a “not-forprofit” organization which is dedicated to ensuring the aviation and
aerospace industry has enough workers with the right skills to meet
industry needs.
CCAA has two main areas of focus: skills development and industry
demographics (supply and demand for particular skills).
CCAA is not a trade association – it is an industry resource.
CCAA Board of Directors
National Defence
International Association of Machinists
& Aerospace Workers
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Canadian Auto Workers
Air Transportation Association of Canada
Canadian Federation of AME Association
Canadian Business Aviation Association
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Helicopter Association of Canada
National Training Association
CCAA Skills Development
Road Map
• Labour Market Data
– Industry demand – skills and demographics
– Output from Colleges and Universities etc.
• National Competency Profiles with supporting logbooks
• Curricula for post-secondary training organizations and for high-schools –
which align with Industry Standards
• Accreditation of training organization programs
• Certification of Competency
• Targeted Training
National Competency Profiles
• Industry identifies occupations which would benefit from
Competency Profiles.
• Industry subject matter experts identify the experience, knowledge
and skills required to be considered competent in various
occupations and perform the occupation “professionally”.
• Extremely detailed – up to 250 pages or more.
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Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technician*
Aircraft Interior Technician*
Aircraft Propeller Systems Technician*
Aircraft Structures Technician
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Aviation Machinist*
Aviation Mechanical Component Technician*
Aviation Non Destructive Inspection Technician*
Aviation Painter*
Aviation Welding Technician*
Avionics Maintenance Technician
Aircraft Mechanical Assembler
Aircraft Structures Assembler
Composite Fabricator
Electrical / Electronic Assembler
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Aerospace Materials Specialist*
Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Technician*
Aircraft Refuellers
Aircraft Simulator Technician
Aviation Ground Services Attendant
Aviation Maintenance Inspector
Aviation Maintenance Manager
Aviation Special Processes Technician*
Electrical / Electronics / Instrument Component Technician*
Professional Pilot
Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Systems Auditor
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrators
Airside Worker
CCAA Accreditation
22 Post-Secondary Programs in 11 Institutions
BC
BC Institute of Technology
AB
SAIT Polytechnic
MB
Red River / Stevenson
StandardAero
ON
Canador College
Centennial College
Confederation College
Fanshawe College
Mohawk College
Renaissance Aeronautics
NS
Nova Scotia Community College
NFLD
College of the North Atlantic
CCAA Secondary School Programs
Aviation and Aerospace Orientation Programs
in 24 high-schools, 8 Provinces and 2 Territories
Air Cadet League of Canada – Across Canada
NWT
Sir John Franklin High School
YK
Vanier Catholic Secondary School
BC
Rick Hanson Secondary School
Smithers Secondary School
Steveston-London Secondary
School
AB
James Fowler High School
SASK
Albert E. Peacock Collegiate
Mount Royal Collegiate Institute
Churchill High School
MB
R.D. Parker Collegiate
Maples Collegiate
Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School
Tec Voc High School
ON
Air Cadet AATC-AM
Bradford District High School
Georges Vanier Secondary
Holy Cross Catholic Academy
John Paul II
St. Robert Catholic High School
Sinclair Secondary School
Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute
West Ferris Secondary School
QC
LaSalle Community Comprehensive High
School
PEI
Three Oaks High School
NB
Moncton District High School
CCAA Certification of Individuals
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Certifies competence as defined by the
occupational standard in one or more trades.
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Provides National recognition of competencies
and capabilities.
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Facilitates the employer’s recruitment process.
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Proven to reduce accidents and incidents.
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Can reduce insurance costs.
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Recognized by third party auditors and regulators
(e.g. Transport Canada, FAA).
Recognition of Excellence
• Occupational Standards:
Employers needing to ensure employee competency.
Employers seeking recognition of their training and
skill development plans.
• Certification:
Many regulatory authorities require a workforce skills
standard.
Certification supports recognition of qualifications.
Evidence of “competence”.
• Accreditation:
Audited programs with nationally standardized
curricula.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrator
1st Ever National Occupational Standard
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Canadian Industry identified the need to define standardized, national competency
profiles for the professionals responsible for dangerous goods programs for airlines
and other operators as well as for shippers
Highest Possible Quality
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Created by industry experts, validated by international and national peers
Professional Certification Material
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Developed for Operators, Shippers, and Trainers
Air Transport Association of Canada, ATAC
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ATAC Dangerous Goods Committee, with 20 years of Canada-wide collaborative work,
coordinating information and raising awareness about dangerous goods transportation
by air in Canada, was foundational to this project
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrator
• The job title “Program Administrator” may vary
substantially from organization to organization.
• Other job titles that would represent similar type
positions to the Program Administrator are Program
Manager, Superintendent, Responsible Person,
Manager, and Program Co-ordinator.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrator
• Industry subject matter experts identified the pre-requisite
experience, knowledge, and skills required to be considered
competent in this job and perform “professionally”
• This became the foundation of the Transportation of
Dangerous Goods Program Administrator occupational
standard .
• The standard lists the major duties, responsibilities, tasks
and technical knowledge requirements.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrator
• Industry subject matter experts formed a working group to
develop and validate the NOS and Challenge Exam
• Human Resource specialists and competency development
managers guided Transportation of Dangerous Goods
experts in the exam item development and validation.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrator
Technical knowledge requirements include:
• Developing compliance procedures and standard
operating procedures …
• Monitoring for regulatory compliance either through
internal/external auditor and/or gap analyses …
• Taking remedial action and establishing corrective
measures following a dangerous goods incident or
accident…
• Managing projects…
• Having current knowledge of transportation of
dangerous goods regulations and international
dangerous goods regulations and standards…
• Etc.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
For the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Administrator
The occupational standard also includes:
• Personal attributes
• Purpose of the position
• Major job tasks
• Industry context
• Major skill blocks
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Application of technical knowledge
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Investigation of incidents and accidents
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Job Performance
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Communications
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Program Administrator
Dangerous Goods Certification
Optional Certification Program
What is certification?
A certification program is a voluntary process
designed to recognize individuals who meet the
skills described in the National Occupational
Standards for TDG in aviation
Dangerous Goods Certification
Optional Certification Program
Competent to a High Standard
• Recognizes an individual is competent to clearly specified
standards
Knowledge Assessment
• Required skills and/or competencies
Continued Competence
• Recertification and renewal
Benefits of Certification
For Employers
Higher-skilled Workforce
• Develop and maintain
Operational Quality
• Improve operational quality and worker morale
Recognition
• Obtain recognition as best-in-class
Market Position
• Competitive Advantage
Benefits of Certification
For Employees
Mobility
• Career pathway and labour mobility
Pride
• Strong sense of achievement
Recognition
• Skills and competencies
Certification Program
How CCAA Built the Program Administrator Certification Program
Analyzed
• Existing international and
national regulations,
occupational standards and best
practices
Reviewed
• National Organization of
Competency Assurance
Compared
• International Standards
organization 1702:23
Certification Program
How CCAA Built the Program Administrator Certification Program
Framework
• The Association of Sector
Councils
Collaborate
• CCAA, ATAC DG
Committee and Industry
subject matter experts
Certification Program Characteristics
Characteristics of a the Certification Program
Focus
• Knowledge and skills required
Validation
• Validation of assessment
Content
• Description of program and
expectations
Passmark
• Successful completion required for
certification
Governance
• Arms length committee
Assessment
• Standardized and secure evaluation
CCAA TDG PA Workshops
General Awareness and Preparation for the CCAA Certification Examination
Competency Profile Of the Program Administrator
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Purpose of the position
Prerequisite knowledge and experience
Major job tasks
Industry context
Technical Knowledge Requirements
Major skill blocks
Personal attributes of the Program Administrator
CCAA TDG PA Workshops
General Awareness and Preparation for the CCAA Certification Examination
Preparation for Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program
Administrator Certification
• Competency Profile
• In-depth scenario-based study of each major component of Program
Administration
• Practice Exam
Recertification
Recertification Program
Requirements
• Confirm individual has maintained skills and knowledge
Current
• Ensure individual has kept current with changing technology
Thank You.
Robert Donald
Executive Director, CCAA
613-727-8272
[email protected]
Leslie Hogan
Project Manager, CCAA
613-727-8272
[email protected]

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